Gunmen intercept cash-machine delivery, net $150,000

84th Precinct

Brooklyn Heights–DUMBO–Boerum Hill–Downtown

Huge haul

Three sophisticated goons robbed an employee of a bank machine company as he was restocking the cash in a Joralemon Street machine on June 6, making off with $150,000, police said.

The owner of the company and a worker were on Joralemon between Columbia Place and Furman Street at 12:20 am, and the worker was carrying two plastic bags of money, according to a police report. The savvy trio pulled up in a black Lincoln LS and two of the robbers got out, one brandishing a silver handgun, cops stated.

“Hey, what up?” the gunman said, according to officers.

The worker dropped the loot and the pistol-packer grabbed it, then ran down Columbia Place towards Hicks Street, firing a round as he went, cops said. The other conspirator ran down Joralemon towards Hicks, and the car peeled out down Columbia Place towards State Street, police said.

Dicey in Dumbo

Authorities are after a 23-year-old who they say assaulted a man with a knife on Old Fulton Street on June 1.

The 29-year-old victim told police he was between Elizabeth Place and Water Street at 11:30 pm when the lowlife he has previously argued with stepped out of a black Jeep Cherokee and started yelling, “Get out of here m———–.”

The tough punched the victim in the face and slashed at him with a blade, cutting him on the right middle finger, cops said. The assailant then jumped in his ride and put the pedal to the metal, police said.


A pair of quick thieves stole an electric bike from Lawrence Street on June 2, according to the authorities.

The 36-year-old bike owner told cops he locked his ride to a light pole between Fulton and Willoughby streets at 4:30 pm. A surveillance camera shows two sneaks clipping the lock 15 minutes later and one walking off while the other rides away, according to a police report.


A crook broke in to a Smith Street apartment on June 2 and only took a small music player, police said.

The 31-year-old victim said he left the pad between Bergen and Wyckoff streets at 9:30 am and, when he returned at 2 pm, the front door was busted, but the portable device was the only thing missing.

Book ’em

A scoundrel snatched a purse from the back of a chair in a Court Street bookstore on June 2, cops said.

A 23-year-old woman was reading a book in the store between Schermerhorn and State streets at 3:05 pm when the culprit grabbed the bag and ran, according to a police report.

The pouch contained $65 in cash, debit and credit cards, and some keys, the reports states.


A villainous CitiBike rider snatched a woman’s purse as she walked with her daughter on Gold Street on June 3, police said.

The 40-year-old mom reported that she was with her kid between Myrtle Avenue and Johnson Street at 7:30 am when the scalawag rode up to them on a CitiBike, grabbed the handbag from her shoulder, and rode away on Myrtle Avenue towards Navy Street.

Bum deal

A rapscallion filched a woman’s wallet from her purse while she shopped in a department store on Fulton Street on June 4, according to the authorities.

The victim said she hung the purse from her baby stroller while she was shopping between Lawrence and Bridge streets at 10:40 am and, when she turned around to check out some clothes, the purse-picker snatched her billfold.

Someone charged two purchases to the credit card in the department store before the victim could cancel it, cops said.

Beats by NYPD

Cops arrested two teens who they say stole a pair of headphones from a 26-year-old man at the Hoyt–Schermerhorn subway station on June 6.

The music lover told cops he was riding a Manhattan-bound C train at 5:25 pm when he saw eight teens get on the train with him at Van Siclen Avenue. He transferred to an A train at Utica Avenue, and the kids followed, he said. He left the station near the intersection of Hoyt and Schermerhorn streets and the group surrounded him on the platform, according to cops.

One of the suspects grabbed his Beats by Dre headphones and started running, according to cops. The victim gave chase, but officers collared the kids before he could catch up, according to a police report. The teens were 14 and 15, the report says.

Q pain

An unknown assailant stabbed a drunk 26-year-old on the Brooklyn-bound Q train platform at the DeKalb Avenue station on June 8, cops said.

The victim and his friend were at the station near the intersection of DeKalb and Flatbush Aveunue Extension, at 1:20 am, when he got into a fight with a tough on the platform, police stated. The fiend then stabbed the wobbly fellow in the chest with a knife, according to a report.

The friends boarded the next train, got off at the Atlantic Avenue–Barclays Center stop, and contacted the authorities, police said. The victim was taken to Lutheran Hospital and received two stitches for the wound, but was too intoxicated to provide a description of the person who stabbed him, law enforcement officials said.

Promenade problem

A lowlife snatched the phone from a woman’s hand while she was at a playground near the Brooklyn Heights Promenade on June 8, officers reported.

The 23-year-old woman said she was on the playground near the corner of Columbia Heights and Pierrepont Street at 9:15 pm, when the fleet-footed cretin crept up from behind and grabbed the phone from her hand. The villain took off on foot down Columbia Heights towards Clark Street, cops said.

— Matthew Perlman

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